Virtual Summer Camp 2021

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Monday through Friday, June 14–August 6

This summer your family can go on adventures to continents around the world and expeditions right in your backyard.

Each weekday, June 14–August 6 videos and activities will be released that you can add to your expedition. Explore these topics as they relate to our seven continents.

  • Music Mondays with Melanie
  • Cooking Tuesdays with Cassie and Kids
  • Wednesday Walks with Carolyn
  • STEM Thursdays with Eberly College of Science
  • Global Arts on Fridays with local arts organizations and independent artists

The free videos and activities will be available on this page, as well as on WPSU’s Facebook page, and WPSU’s YouTube Channel.

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Week 7 - North America

Global Arts Friday

Global Arts Fridays, Week 7

Posted on July 30, 2021

Learn about the incredible mural, Cahuitl, created by artist, Marissa Alise Baez as part of the C/O Commonwealth Exhibit at HUB-Robeson Galleries. Try it out! Time to get a little messy with mud and create your own mural. Continue »

 

Carolyn at Arboretum

Wednesday Walks with Carolyn, Week 7

Posted on July 28, 2021

Visit the New Pollinator's Garden at the Arboretum at Penn State and explore the natural habitats for birds, pollinators and insects of North America. It's an ecosystem and outdoor living science lab where thousands of species live and work! Continue »

 

Week 6 - South America

Peter Wilf

STEM Thursdays with Eberly College of Science, Week 6

Posted on July 22, 2021

Dr. Peter Wilf (College of Earth & Mineral Sciences) talks about his work in Patagonia. Dr. Wilf works with ancient fossils to learn about ancient climates. We’ll also get to see what fossil can be found right here in Pennsylvania! Continue »

 

Carolyn

Wednesday Walks with Carolyn, Week 6

Posted on July 21, 2021

Meet the Bakers and their adorable Alpaca family! This hidden gem in rural Huntingdon County is a go to place for families to get up close and personal with these soft, cuddly, and friendly camelids! Continue »

 

Week 5 - Europe

street painting

Global Arts Fridays, Week 5

Posted on July 16, 2021

Join street painting artists with Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts as they create beautiful chalk artwork. Grab your own chalk and have your own mini festival outside! Continue »

 

Francesco Di Gioia

STEM Thursdays with Eberly College of Science, Week 5

Posted on July 15, 2021

Visit Penn State's Russell E. Larson Agricultural Research Center at Rock Springs, PA to talk with Dr. Francesco Di Gioia about how to grow vegetables with high tunnels, hysroponics, and other new and environmentally friendly techniques. Some of Dr. Di Gioia's work has been done in Italy, on the continent of Europe! Continue »

 

Wednesday Walks with Carolyn

Wednesday Walks with Carolyn, Week 5

Posted on July 14, 2021

Join Miss Carolyn and her Backpacking friends for a hike through Bear Meadows in the Natural area of the MidState trail and discover some of the similar plant and wildlife that is present here and in Europe! Continue »

 

Music with Melanie

Music Mondays with Melanie, Week 5

Posted on July 12, 2021

This week Melanie introduces us to many nursery rhymes and songs that originated in countries in Europe! Follow along with familiar tunes such as Are you sleeping/Frere Jacques, London Bridge, and a beautiful waltz! Continue »

 

Week 4 - Africa

Kikora Franklin

Global Arts Fridays, Week 4

Posted on July 9, 2021

Join Roots of Life for an introduction to the dances and drums of West Africa. Participants should have adult supervision and access to space in which they can move freely. Happy Dancing! Continue »

 

people in Africa

STEM Thursdays with Eberly College of Science, Week 4

Posted on July 8, 2021

Dr. Kristina Douglass from the Penn State Department of Anthropology joins Eberly College’s Justin Hazelton to talk about her work as an archaeologist on the east African island of Madagascar. Justin will also show you a fun arechaeological excavation activity that you can do at home. Continue »

 

Music with Melanie

Music Mondays with Melanie, Week 4

Posted on July 5, 2021

Follow along with Melanie this week as we explore the continent of Africa! Sing along as she shares a counting rhyme and the traditional African lullabye, “Iro Ye.” Continue »

 

Week 3 - Asia

Michael Reimer

Global Arts Fridays, Week 3

Posted on July 2, 2021

Artist, Michael Reimer, shares the origin of Gyotaku, which in Japanese means 'Fish Rubbing' or 'Fish Impression'. Enjoy a demonstrate of how he makes fish rubbings and see how you can create other nature prints at home! Continue »

 

Carolyn

Wednesday Walks with Carolyn, Week 3

Posted on June 30, 2021

Miss Carolyn as she travels with a group of backpacking friends to explore one of the highest areas in Central PA (not quite as high as the Himalayas in Asia though). Continue »

 

Melanie plays the xylophone

Music Mondays with Melanie, Week 3

Posted on June 28, 2021

Sing along with Melanie to more songs about traveling, songs about animals, and songs with nonsense words. Melanie also shows us a song from East Asia played on the xylophone. Continue »

 

Week 2 - Australia

Jenni Evans

STEM Thursdays with Eberly College of Science, Week 2

Posted on June 24, 2021

Dr. Jenni Evans, Professor of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science at Penn State, teaches us about hurricanes and her research with them. She shows us what Hurricane Ingrid was like in Australia and shows us a hurricane experiment you can do in your backyard. Continue »

 

Carolyn Elk Walk

Wednesday Walks with Carolyn, Week 2

Posted on June 23, 2021

Join Miss Carolyn as she explores an area of Central and Northern PA that is home to a special animal species - Elk! Just like in Australia where certain species like kanagroo and koala are found only there in their native home! Continue »

 

Week 1 - Antarctica

painting with colored ice

Global Arts Fridays, Week 1

Posted on June 18, 2021

Antarctica is covered with ice. Artist Jennifer Stoner shows us how we can make colored ice and use it to create beautiful artwork. Continue »

 

Music with Melanie Week 1

Music Mondays with Melanie, Week 1

Posted on June 14, 2021

Melanie teaches us all about Antarctica with a song she wrote.  But first, sing along with songs about traveling, and help Melanie write a song about cicadas. Continue »